Which streak are we talking about? Only one of the most futility-ridden streaks of all-time. The Kansas City Chiefs had gone EIGHTEEN STRAIGHT GAMES without a touchdown pass to a wide receiver. That’s incomprehensible, especially in this day and age when passing is paramount to success. Finally, that streak ended last night with Alex Smith hitting Jeremy Maclin for a short touchdown pass that ended up making the loss to the Packers seem a little bit more palatable despite the fact as soon as kickoff happened, everyone knew it was over.
OK time to do a quick look around the league to see what happened on Sunday:
- Should I even bother recapping the Thursday nighter? It was a dumpster fire as far as I was concerned. I’ve said it many times before and I will say it again…I am sick of the NFL Thursday nighter. No more needed to be said on that topic.
- The winless teams are as follows: Ravens, Saints, Bears, and Lions. If you had even three of these teams picked to be 0-3 at the start of the year then you’re a dirty liar because no one did (except for the Bears…god what it must be like to be a Bears fan this season).
- For everyone who thought the Cowboys could compete with Brandon Weeden as their quarterback, see how the second half went for them. A brutal half of football to watch and it cost me some big money on my ProLine ticket so thanks a lot assholes.
- New England drops 51 on the scoreboard and everyone goes crazy. Please. It was the Jacksonville Jaguars. If there was relegation in the NFL (which I think there should be), the Jags would never be in the Premier League so to speak.
- Well there’s one way to leave town: by setting fire to the field. Only in St. Louis would the game be delayed almost half an hour because pyrotechnics set part of the field on fire. Funny thing is, that game still ended before at least a few others. Probably due to the fact that no one could score. 12-6 is a baseball score people.
- The NFL had to cringe at what they were seeing in the late afternoon games. Usually there are anywhere from 2 to 4 late games on (starting between 4 and 4:30). And usually one is fairly competitive. Not this week. Not even close. All three games were basically over by halftime meaning eventually they would be driving eyeballs away from those games and on to other shitty programming like local news.
- The Colts finally won. About time. They better get moving if they want to make me look good with my pick of them as AFC champs.
- And I guess the Bills are for real…we think. To be honest, no one knows yet but isn’t Rex Ryan fun?
Schedules will be up later this week for both college and NFL. I will also take a look at the current winless teams in college football and why a relegation/promotion system would be fantastic for college football.